Public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the “panorama exception”

LACA's response to the European Commission's public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the “panorama exception”.

(June 2016)

LACA has responded to an EC consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain, including the possible extension to publishers of the neighbouring rights, which LACA opposes. The Commission also consulted on the panorama exception, which concerns the use made of images depicting buildings, sculptures and monuments located permanently in public places.  The UK currently has a panorama exception in place allowing for both commercial and non-commercial uses of representation of public art and architecture. 

More information about the consultation is on the EC's website.